You are dead on about Franzen.
You are dead on about Franzen.
There’s also a big difference between restaurants where the owners are being proactive about protecting their workers and the places where they’ll let customers wander around without masks if they want to. We’re plugged into the local restaurant scene, but even if we weren’t it would be fairly easy to get a sense of… Read more
Donating your stimulus check did SO MUCH GOOD. I know it feels discouraging that the lines are long, but also remember that the lines are long because there’s food there to distribute. I volunteer with several groups working on food insecurity and the need is so high, but we’ve got more donors than ever before (and… Read more
She wasn’t saying money isn’t an issue for the world at large, she was saying that money isn’t an issue in her position.
We joke in my house that volunteering is my second career, but it’s kind of true. My job is rewarding and pays well, but requires <40 hours/week (now that we’re not in the office anymore, it’s WAY less). That’s opened me up for all kinds of volunteering work that I really enjoy- stuff that I think is important, AND I… Read more
Exactly. People who have *thought* about what they might do in a disaster or emergency (not even acting it out or practicing) survive at a higher rate than people who don’t.
That doesn’t satisfy the [predominately male] survivalist fantasy.
I spend a lot of time helping people get ready for a major west coast Cascadia earthquake (I hesitate to use “prep” since it has such weird connotations). I’m locally known for this, and I regularly get emails/messages from weirdos berating me for not telling people they should have booze and cigarettes in their… Read more
I’m kind of confused about this, because the implication is that her husband isn’t work at home (“when her husband comes back from work”) so why aren’t they just in the house?
I’m terrible at decorating- after 8 years we’ve relandscaped the entire outdoor area and it looks amazing, while the inside is the same white walls and grey carpet as when we moved in, with the art stacked up leaning against the walls. But seriously, putting some hooks up by the front door (just the kind you stick on)… Read more
I find it a fine [as in mediocre] book and pretty funny if you understand the context of the time (and who it’s making fun of); it could have been a very good book but it suffers so exhaustively from the lack of a good editor. I’ve read it twice (long story) so I feel confident it stating that it’s an interesting… Read more
Netflix autoplayed the trailer/ad for this series at me, and since there was no actual Selena in it, I assumed the show was all about men talking about her career. Apparently truth in advertising.
I love my house but after 8 years of owning I still sometimes end up sobbing “I want to call my landlord.” Most recently when a pipe burst in the basement, which resulted in needing to get *all* the plumbing replaced, and now we can’t get the drywall and flooring repaired because we’re in some sort of incomprehensible… Read more
My mom’s first job when she was in high school was sewing the labels of different designer brands into the dresses as they came out of the factories. Same dress, different labels, all pretty cheaply made with underpaid labor and exorbitantly expensive on the rack.